Learn about the Ticket Home award and apply.

What's a Ticket Home Award?

Simply put, a Ticket Home is our promise to help new military members pay travel expenses for a visit home after arriving at their first permanent duty station.

Typically, a Ticket Home award is worth $500 if you are coming home from somewhere in the US, and up to $1,000 if you are coming home from an overseas base.

We review applications and give Ticket Home awards monthly. The number of awards we are able to give depends on our fundraising. Application deadlines and selection dates are listed below.

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Application Deadlines

Please be advised that due to the high volume of applications we receive and our limited funding, the Foundation is able to provide awards for a small percentage of applicants. Recipients of these awards will be notified in accordance with the below schedule.

Those selected to receive a Ticket Home Award will be notified by email. Results will also be posted on our website in Events and News.


Month of TravelDeadlineNotification
July of 20214 JUN 20216 JUN 2021
August of 20212 JUL 202111 JUL 2021
September of 202130 JUL 20218 AUG 2021
October of 202127 AUG 20215 SEP 2021
November of 20211 OCT 202110 OCT 2021
December of 202129 OCT 20217 NOV 2021
January of 202226 NOV 20215 DEC 2021


Application deadline / recipient notification is based on US Central Standard Time.